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Our goal : organizing the exchange of information on thermal spraying at the European level.

ETSA is managed by the Board of Delegates, composed of twelve members elected in a secret vote by the College of Members during the assembly general for four years. They can be re-elected. Members by right: the national representatives of the European countries (one representative per country being active in thermal spraying) are proposed by the national members of the association and accepted by the elected members of the Board of Delegates for four years.

Board of Delegates represents key European universities, research centers and companies involved in thermal spraying, performing research and producing feedstock, equipments and coatings on European and international level. The institutions represented by the delegates gather together hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to R&D activities dedicated to base research, applied research, equipment and application development , problem solving in the field of thermal spraying, materials science and engineering...

5th Cold Gas Spray Summer School in Barcelone in June 2019

5th Cold Gas Spray Summer School in Barcelone in June 2019

The 5th Cold Gas Spray (CGS) Summer School took place in the nice Finca Pedro Pons in Barcelona from 17th to 18th June 2019. The lecturers from Spain, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, UK and France under the management of Profs I. Garcia Cano and S. Dosta covered entirely the field of CGS method.

The first day lectures started by the process physical basis including its place among other thermal spray methods (Prof. Guilemany, Spain), the fundamental of coating’s formation (Profs Klassen from Hamburg in Germany and Dosta, Barcelona, Spain) the optimization of processes (Profs Assadi, London, UK and Klassen, Hamburg, Germany) and gases and feedstock in CGS (Mr. Plicht, Germany and Prof. Dosta, Barcelona, Spain). Finally, a presentation was devoted to the CGS economical aspects (Dr. Sanchez, Barcelona, Spain).

The second days presentations started with the description of methods of coatings characterization by Dr. Bolelli (Modena, Italy) and Prof. Pawłowski  (Limoges, France). The high performance CGS coatings were described by  Prof. Dosta. Finally, the cold spray equipment was presented by Prof. Vuoristo (Tampere, Finland) and Mr. Touwen (Akron, Netherlands). The summer school attracted 15 participants from France, Germany, India, Iran and Spain.

All the presentations including new program, fist day- and second day presentations can be downloaded from the topics part of our website


Lech Pawłowski

Limoges, the 27 June 2019

Why become member ?

The website of the European Thermal Spray Association provides the useful information to all colleagues interested in thermal spraying in the large societies, job shops, or university laboratories. The ETSA members have access to the additional services such as job proposition, information about services related to thermal spraying in different European countries, forum of users which enbles research of missing information related to thermal spraying and much more.

The ETSA membership enables also a reduction in the fees of the events organized by the association.

We invite you to join ETSA!